Saturday, April 25, 2009

Saturday Check In

Hi everyone!!!

Today I ran a 5 K on my treadmill!  It is the first time since last Saturday that I did it.  Once I was finished running the 3.1 miles I continued walking until I made it to 5 miles.  I burned 700 calories!!  It felt good to run but it is just SOOOO long!!  I get bored really easy even when I am watching a program I like.  I don't know how marathon runners do it.

Anyway.  I hope you all have a fabulous day!!

Friday, April 24, 2009


I know you are asking yourselves, how can Robyn be discouraged this week after accomplishing so much last week?  Well, I am!!  I went to my WW meeting this week and I GAINED .8 pounds!!!  I know that everyone does that once and awhile but I just didn't think it would have been this week.  I have worked so hard.  I even did 9 miles on the treadmill on Wednesday.  I am just going to rededicate myself.  I'm so hard on ME and I don't know why.  I should be thrilled.  You are not even going to guess what size jeans I am in???  Are you ready for this?????  Size 4!!!!  I practically completely skipped size 8 & 6!  Yes, that is very exciting!  I never thought that I would even ever be a size 6 but now I am size 4 bottom and a small top.  Hope you don't think I'm bragging because I am not at all.  I am just really shocked at myself.  This is why I should just be happy!!  I just don't want to gain anymore weight back.  Once it's gone I want it gone forever!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I DID IT!!!!

I cannot even believe I did a 5K run yesterday and I ran the entire race!!! I was not even one of the last like I thought I would be. My time was 30:58. It was very hard and at times I didn't think I could continue running but I did. There were a lot of hills which made it really tough but I just endured. The last K was very hard and I had to keep playing Miley Cyrus' "The Climb" over and over. It really isn't about where I started or when I finished it is about my journey. We learn so much as we push ourselves and try to achieve goals that we never thought were possible. Those of you who know me personally know that I am NOT a runner, or better yet, I WAS not a runner. I am now. I truly enjoy it. I cannot wait to run my next race. Just hearing the sound of feet hitting the pavement, silence, and then the songs on my Ipod. It was surreal and I cannot even explain how it felt. I encourage all of you to make a goal to accomplish something you have always wanted to do but never thought possible. I bet you will be surprised at how far you get if not all the way. :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wednesday Check In

Today I went to Weight Watchers and was surprised to see that I lose 1.2 pounds. The reason I was surprised was that I took Friday night off (girls' birthday) and Easter off. I actually had a lot of junk this past week. It was good for me to see that I can still do good even if I have an off day or two.

Another fun thing was that on Tuesday morning I ran another 5K on the treadmill and beat my time by 1 1/2 minutes!! My DH and I are doing our first real 5K this Saturday. I'm kind of nervous because I have never ran outside but I know that it will be fine.

So far this week I have done 13 1/2 miles on the treadmill and it's only Wednesday! I'm going to take it easy on Thursday and Friday so my legs will feel good for Saturday. My shins started acting up again today. Time for a little break!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tuesday Update

Yesterday I did the most I have ever done in one hour on my treadmill. I ran/walked 4.38 miles and burned 675 calories!!! My legs hurt so bad last night because I did some of the running at an incline, which I usually only do walking. Our big 5K is this Saturday and I hope I am ready for it. The weather is supposed to be nice so I will just bring my headphones and hope for the best. I am so super excited to get a T-shirt!!!!

I have to make a comment on some of the comments I received on my last post. I just want to say that I was very happy before I started this journey but just not happy with my body. I have always been known to be very bubbly and excited. I think that my before picture was just taken on an off day. I don't want anyone to get the impression that I was a down and depressed person before because I was not at all. I just had some body issues and energy issues. Of course, I do feel HAPPIER now but I was still happy back then. Did that make sense??

Today I am going to go to the gym and work out. I will be taking my boys to Mother's Day Out in a few minutes so I will just work out on their treadmill and bike today. I then have to come home and get caught up on my laundry. It's funny how that multiplies when you are sick!!

Hope you all have an incredible day!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

April Picture

Okay, I just took this picture of myself about 1 minute ago. I am just about ready to go workout but wanted to get a "now" pic done. Of course, I don't have any makeup on and I just rolled out of bed a bit ago. :) Just wanted to track my changes. Hope you all have a wonderful day!! Remember to drink lots of water and get some exercise in!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Another Before Pic

I was just browsing through my photos the other day when I ran across this pic I took of myself last July!  I guess I was going to get in shape back then but I don't know what happened.  I guess it didn't last very long.  I cannot believe how different I look and feel.  I hope I never let it go this long again and that I continue to exercise and eat healthy.  It is a great feeling.  

Here is the before pic.....

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Going Great!!!

Last Thursday I ran an entire 5K on my treadmill for the first time. It took me about 34 minutes. I was sweating so bad but it felt great! My big "real" 5K is this upcoming Saturday. I'm so super excited!!

Last week at WW I lost 2.8 pounds. I really wasn't expecting that as I kind of had a "snicker binge" moment at my house 2 nights in a row. Ooops!!!

I have been sick since last Saturday with a head cold. Today my head hurts SOOOO bad but I was able to get 4 miles done on the treadmill this morning. Still going strong!!!

Not drinking enough water. Need to do better.

Getting kids in bed and going to bed myself SOON!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

24 Miles!!!

This week I was on my treadmill for 24 miles!  I did 1 hour & 4 miles every day!!  I cannot believe I did it.  I usually take Wednesdays off and I usually don't do 4 miles every single day.  What a great feeling that is.

I've also decided not to weigh myself in between my Weight Watchers meetings.  I was getting too discouraged at home.  I will just be patient and wait!

A quick Pink Loser Recipe for you all....

Banana Pudding Sunday (3 Points)

1 small banana sliced up in a bowl
Pour 1 60 calorie container Sugar Free chocolate pudding
Add 2 Tbs Fat Free Cool Whip

Mix and eat!  It might only be 2 points but it is so good that I count it for 3!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

A "before" pic and a "current" pic

This picture was taken on January 24. Just 19 days after I started my journey. Wow, I can see that I've lost a lot of weight in my face.

This picture was just taken on Saturday. I still have about 15 pounds to go but I cannot believe how different I look. Even to my children.